Southern Studies Notes Week 4 Notes
Southern Studies Notes Week 4 Notes Southern Studies 101 Section 1
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mary Earrey on Tuesday September 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Southern Studies 101 Section 1 at University of Mississippi taught by Ted M. Ownby in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views.
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Expectations about Family Life Parents are married People with children are married Lena and the father of her child will get together The characters will fall in love She assumes she will get married and fit into the community Lena Grove. Questions about her family. Family growing up? How was she treated as she walked to Mississippi? Her own expectations? She is looking for the father of her child Lucas Burch, Byron Bunch Gail Hightower Thinks all the time about the civil war Typical southern white man of the time Thinks about his grandfather Doesn’t notice other things that are expected of him Minister, not interested Lost cause preacher Not interested in his wife Everybody assumes he is a gay man What family mattered to him? His wife, his life after she died Questions about gender expectations, sexuality Joe Christmas Orphan as a small child, his own name Adopted by McEacherns. Why was he adopted at that moment? (Doc Hines) Age 18, starts 15 years on the road Back in Mississippi, new relationship with Joanna Burden- what family life did she imagine? Doc Hines again, Percy Grimm Agrarianism Farms Who got help in the late 1800s, early 1900s? Think about Lena Grove, Joe Christmas as a baby and small child Government relief Mothers, orphans, war veterans Churches Scattered relief efforts, orphanages Government relief and about African Americans What do these things have in common? Government assistance to specific groups Arguments in support of lynching (non-legal) Arguments in support of prohibition Lynching Primarily in the south, some in southwest Mexicans, Africans Late 1800s, early 1910s Settings that had rapid migration and a lot of strangers Highest numbers in MS, GA, and FL Faulkner and the Idea of Race Joe Christmas, questions of his origins, questions of what people think of him, question of how he dies. Was his death a lynching? Ideas about race and the south in the early 1900s Segregation and disfranchisement laws, passed in the late 1880s-early 1900s Plessy v Ferguson Supreme court case 1896, “separate but equal.” Plessy’s argument. Lynching, especially in 1890s-1910s o Arguments for o Arguments against Outmigration of African Americans. First “Great Migration” in late 1910s Prohibition in History, Light in August Two bootleggers- Joe Christmas, Joe Brown (Lucas Burch) Prohibition in MS, passed statewide 1907 Argument for it:
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